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Could rewilding help prevent big wildfires?

Could rewilding help prevent big wildfires? 07 November 2018 Published by http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/ AUSTRALIA – About 15,000 years ago, as Earth warmed and humans proliferated, a wave of extinctions occurred. Sloths the size of moving trucks, bison and deer who dwarfed their modern counterparts, giant kangaroos, mammoths. On and on the list goes, a menagerie of fantastic […]

After Kurangani forest fire, TN govt bans treks between Feb and April in state

After Kurangani forest fire, TN govt bans treks between Feb and April in state 07 October 2018 Published by https://www.thenewsminute.com/ INDIA – In the aftermath of the Kurangani forest fire accident in Theni in March, the Tamil Nadu government has banned trekking in the state for two months every year. The rules were formulated based on […]

Congo Basin countries take a page out of Indonesia’s book on peatland management

Congo Basin countries take a page out of Indonesia’s book on peatland management 07 November 2018 Published by https://forestsnews.cifor.org/ INDONESIA- In July, hundreds of fire hotspots were detected in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, causing haze that disrupted flights in and out of the airport in the provincial capital. The local forest fire brigade worked day and night to […]

Portugal announces measures to avoid further forest fire tragedies

Portugal announces measures to avoid further forest fire tragedies 07 November 2018 Published by http://theportugalnews.com/ PORTUGAL – Portugal’s internal affairs minister said on Tuesday that the National Republican Guard (GNR) is to get another 300 officers for its prevention and rescue intervention squad, in an effort to combat deadly wildfires. Eduardo Cabrita also said the country was […]

Is there a market-based solution to Southeast Asia’s haze problem?

Is there a market-based solution to Southeast Asia’s haze problem? 07 November 2018 Published by https://www.eco-business.com/   INDONESIA – Acid rain was a major environmental problem in the 1970s and 1980s. The phenomenon was caused by the reaction of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide from power factories with moisture in the atmosphere to generate acid, which fell […]

More Smaller Wildfires May Increase Water Resources In The West, Study Says

More Smaller Wildfires May Increase Water Resources In The West, Study Says 05 November 2018 Published by http://www.upr.org/   USA – T he land of the western United States is shaped by wildfire and water availability. According to new research from Utah State University, increasing the number of smaller wildfires could increase water resources in the West. “It […]

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California utility PG&E to spend $6 billion on wildfire safety

California utility PG&E to spend $6 billion on wildfire safety 05 September 2018 Published by https://www.reuters.com   USA – (Reuters) – U.S. utility PG&E Corp, blamed by California officials for some of the state’s deadliest wildfires last year, said on Monday it expects to spend about $6 billion on wildfire safety through 2023. The company, […]

Instant solution helps fight forest fires

Instant solution helps fight forest fires 05 November 2018 Published by https://cordis.europa.eu/   EUROPEAN UNION – EU-funded researchers developed a fresh approach to fighting forest fires based on a new instant foam technology. Water is the most commonly used material for extinguishing forest fires, but its cooling capacity is limited, distribution is uneven, and pilots can miss […]

Mexican Entering Illegally Near Otay Mountain Starts Brush Fire as Signal

Mexican Entering Illegally Near Otay Mountain Starts Brush Fire as Signal 04 November 2018 Published by https://timesofsandiego.com/ USA – A small brush fire that broke out on Otay Mountain Saturday was set as a signal by a man who was injured after entering the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents interviewed a 25-year-old Mexican citizen who […]

SPAIN, 2050: Rising heat, more forest fires, less rain and animal extinction

SPAIN, 2050: Rising heat, more forest fires, less rain and animal extinction 03 November 2018 Published by https://www.euroweeklynews.com/   SPAIN – RISING heat, more forest fires, less rain and animal extinction could be in store for Spain by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new study. The Observatory of Sustainability has released its forecasts […]